Mariners and Blue Jays play to determine series winner

Sun, Jul 7, 2024
MLB News (AP)

Mariners and Blue Jays play to determine series winner

Toronto Blue Jays (40-49, fifth in the AL East) vs. Seattle Mariners (49-42, first in the AL West)

Seattle; Sunday, 4:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Jose Berrios (8-6, 3.63 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 77 strikeouts); Mariners: George Kirby (7-6, 3.32 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, 101 strikeouts)

BETMGM SPORTSBOOK: LINE Mariners -159, Blue Jays +132; over/under is 7 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Seattle Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays play on Sunday with the three-game series tied 1-1.

Seattle has gone 30-17 at home and 49-42 overall. The Mariners have the best team ERA in the AL at 3.55.

Toronto is 40-49 overall and 19-25 in road games. The Blue Jays have gone 32-6 in games when they scored five or more runs.

The teams match up Sunday for the sixth time this season. The Blue Jays are ahead 3-2 in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Julio Rodriguez has seven doubles and eight home runs while hitting .247 for the Mariners. Mitch Garver is 6-for-33 with three home runs over the past 10 games.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has 13 home runs, 39 walks and 52 RBI while hitting .295 for the Blue Jays. Isiah Kiner-Falefa is 15-for-35 with a double, three home runs and four RBI over the past 10 games.

RELATED COVERAGE Yariel Rodriguez gets 1st win, Alejandro Kirk drives in pair to help Blue Jays beat Mariners 5-4 Mariners center fielder Julio Rodriguez leaves game versus Blue Jays with quad injury Castillo dominates for 6 2/3 innings, Raley has 2-run double in Mariners' 2-1 win over Blue Jays

LAST 10 GAMES: Mariners: 4-6, .184 batting average, 3.80 ERA, outscored by 11 runs

Blue Jays: 4-6, .240 batting average, 5.36 ERA, outscored by 15 runs

INJURIES: Mariners: Julio Rodriguez: day-to-day (quadricep), Bryan Woo: 15-Day IL (hamstring), Gabe Speier: 15-Day IL (rotator cuff), Sam Haggerty: 60-Day IL (achilles), Matt Brash: 60-Day IL (elbow), Gregory Santos: 60-Day IL (lat), Jackson Kowar: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Blue Jays: Isiah Kiner-Falefa: 10-Day IL (knee), Yimi Garcia: 15-Day IL (elbow), Jordan Romano: 15-Day IL (elbow), Alek Manoah: 15-Day IL (elbow)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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